Date of Project
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Mark Kano
Dr. Samantha Barnsfather
Dr. Christy Wolfe
The intent of this thesis is to help those with Music Performance Anxiety, or anxiety in general, better understand their anxiety and its causes. They can then use this knowledge to reduce or control their symptoms in order to improve their performance, whether on a stage or in a classroom. One of the main symptoms of Music Performance Anxiety is constriction of the chest. It is one of the most debilitating symptoms to singers as it causes shortness of breath. Therefore, focusing on anxiety in relation to breathing will most benefit those with Music Performance Anxiety. In addition, learning about the causes and effects of Music Performance Anxiety may help performers with their stage fright whether it be just nervous jitters or debilitating anxiety.
Zecher, Kate, "Performance Anxiety and the Benefits of Proper Breathing for Singing" (2018). Undergraduate Theses. 31.
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities Commons, Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms Commons, Experimental Analysis of Behavior Commons, Movement and Mind-Body Therapies Commons, Music Pedagogy Commons, Music Performance Commons, Music Therapy Commons, Nervous System Commons, Respiratory System Commons